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Man United legend Roy Keane - Arsenal overspent on Declan Rice.


Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice celebrate lifting the Community Shield [GETTY]
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice celebrate lifting the Community Shield [GETTY]

According to Manchester United legend Roy Keane, Arsenal overspent on Declan Rice, paying 'way too much' with a hefty £105 million to acquire the midfielder from West Ham.


The record-breaking deal in Premier League history made Rice the most expensive English signing.



While his addition brings a fresh dimension to Arsenal's midfield as they aim to topple champions Manchester City and clinch the English top-flight title this season, Keane, the former United captain, remains sceptical about whether the 24-year-old possesses the 'quality' to justify his substantial transfer fee.



Speaking before Arsenal’s win over Manchester City in the Community Shield, Keane told ITV: 'He’s [Rice] obviously going to be surrounded by better players.



'Different demands, if he’s going to play a little bit higher up the pitch if he’s got that quality in terms of getting more goals. He’s obviously got that physical strength.

'They’ve paid way too much for him, Declan Rice, he’s obviously not worth over £100m,' the Irishman added.



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